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‘Effective enterprise security relies on culture, not just IT’

Hack the human. This is a growing trend understood very clearly by the well-funded and organised cybercrime landscape.  The cyber-syndicate and criminal know that it is far easier to access systems through people than it is to go through the technology. According to security software company Trend Micro, a staggering 91% of successful breaches started […]


How smart agriculture can transform our world

Algeria used to be a Mediterranean farming superpower but has lost its agricultural glory due to erratic rainfall and drought. To address this challenge, a major leapfrog has taken place, enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. This, as a Ankur Bhan, Founder and Head of WING Business Line, Nokia, explains, has helped a […]


Vox expert on how to ensure you have robust email security systems in place

Jurgen Sorton, Senior Product Manager for Security at Vox on what What can organisations do to ensure they have robust email security systems in place? Before we attempt to answer this question, it is important to note that having a robust email security solution in place is paramount. According to Mimecast, research shows that 91% […]


‘Location data can transform South Africa’s transport system’

Location technology can transform South Africa’s transport system – but don’t expect to see self-driving cars on our roads any time soon. What’s more relevant is the need for the public and private sectors to work together more closely to unlock the significant social and economic benefits that more efficient transport and mobility systems would […]


Ideco CEO gives his seven tips for biometrics success

Biometric security systems can, at first glance, seem futuristic. But they are often criticised as being expensive and impractical in many business settings. Marius Coetzee, CEO of South African identity management experts Ideco, has provided seven steps to a successful biometric implementation. Biometrics can provide the organisation an intelligent balance of security and convenience if […]


How South African firms can use the cloud to drive employee enablement

Ryan Jamieson, Solutions and Innovation Officer at Altron Karabina, takes a closer look at employee enablement becoming a business priority for the digital workplace. Even though local organisations are starting to take employee enablement more seriously, there is still much work to be done to truly transform how staff work.  Companies understand the need to […]


Ageing business systems fail to meet today’s business demands: Uniconta SA CEO

Uniconta South Africa CEO Keith Mullan says businesses must adapt quickly as ageing business systems (ERPs) fail to meet today’s business demands. And to survive, he says, leaders need to modernise and find more effective ways to run their businesses. The global ERP market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) […]


Bluegrass CEO: Resistance to change is the biggest reason for failure

People are resistant to change, and this is the main reason why cloud migrations tend to fail. That is according to Bluegrass CEO Nick Durrant, who adds that business leaders must ensure their cloud strategy is aligned with their business goals, because a lack of vision from management and staff will have an enormous effect […]


Automation an opportunity to reskill for the digital age

Automation and AI will massively impact the shape of the modern workplace, and according to Paul Morgan, Business Unit Lead for data, planning, and analytics at Altron Karabina, companies should see this as an opportunity to reskill employees for the digital age. He added that the potential this has in the South African job market […]


Why biometric technology will be Key to Digital Transformation for South Africa Banks

As South Africa’s banking sector embarks upon Digital Transformation and the shift to branchless banking, cybersecurity and fraud prevention will have to be top of the mind. By Lance Fanaroff, Director at iiDENTIFii, says that, while the race to provide quick and efficient mobile banking solutions is driving innovation, it also creates new opportunities for […]


Nokia on the potential of 5G technology in Africa

The potential of 5G lies in its ability to transform the way people live and work as well as the way industries operate. Africa is as capable of embracing the huge potential of mobile technology as the rest of the world, even within the limitations of existing infrastructure and complex connectivity challenges. Industries have adopted […]


‘Managing fixed assets efficiently is an art’: One Channel CEO

Thought leadership piece from One Channel CEO Bernard Ford. Modern cloud-based fixed asset management software helps today’s businesses focus on their core competencies rather than complex IT processes. More importantly, it helps them avoid huge costs related to software, storage and technical staff. Cloud offers various advantages such as scalability, flexibility in capacity, enhanced collaboration […]


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